LUTHER BADMAN KEITH BAND RETURNS TO FERNDALE BLUES AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
JAN. 28-FEB. 4.
For the 10th straight year, the award winning Luther Badman Keith Band will perform in the popular Ferndale Blues And Music Festival. The band will have two shows at Rosie O'Grady, on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 4. Both shows are from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Rosie O'Grady's is located at 279 W. Nine Mile, 48220. Phone, 248-591-9163.
LIVING BLUES PRAISES BLUESMEN ARE KINGS: “Well worth having—the regional/stylistic mix is imaginative; Keith’s fretwork is deft and emotionally rich; the arrangements are unusually well-crafted and sophisticated for a guitar-oriented blues set of this nature; and the musicianship throughout is first-rate--.-
BLUESMEN ARE KINGS: THE NEW CD FROM LUTHER BADMAN KEITH
NOW AVAILABLE ON CDBABY.COM. Click on the link to hear the music and buy the songs!
~~ABOUT BLUESMEN ARE KINGS
Bluesmen Are Kings is the fourth CD of all original songs released by award-winning Detroit bluesman Luther Badman Keith.
“Bluesmen Are Kings is my way of paying homage to all of the great cats playing this music, known and unknown,” Keith explained. “It’s a spiritual experience, if not religious, when you really get touched by someone who can play the blues. That’s how I feel about the men who have this gift – Yes, Bluesmen Are Kings.”
Produced by Josh Ford, the CD is also a nod to Keith’s love of his home town, Detroit, and all the blues players on the Motown blues scene.
“Some of these guys helped me learn how to play the blues and are keeping the blues alive, “ Keith said. “I want folks everywhere to know that we have some great bluesmen in Detroit.”
1. Wow Oui Ole---The blues in three languages
2. Bluesmen Are Kings—It’s great to be me
3. Last Call for The Blues—No one wants to be alone.
4. Blues 2.0—Social network technology has changed our psychology
5. Team 313 News-Breaking News from the east side
6. Detroit Blues—Hard life in the city
7. Mojo Son—I know the weather before the weatherman do
8. Omelet--You don’t want this for breakfast
9. Muddy Waters Blues—Willie Dixon on mhy brain
10. Baby Walks Out—Bartender set em up
11. Bluesman Looking for Love—Make my house a home
12. Room in My Heart—You don’t need no key
13. Blue-B-Que—Gettin’ Funky
MAIL ORDERS OF THE NEW CD CAN BE MADE BY MAKING A CHECK FOR $15 PAYBLE TO BMB RECORDS, 19521 BURLINGTON, DETROIT. 48203.
LUTHER BADMAN KEITH PUTS HIS OWN STAMP ON THE BLUES
His vocals have been compared to Jimi Hendrix, his guitar style and energy to Luther Allison with a songwriting gift and sense of humor all his own. All this from a guy who didn’t pick up a guitar until he was past 30 years old and didn’t play his first professional gig until he was well into his 40s.
“No, it wasn’t a midlife crisis thing,” Keith explains, “It just took me that long to figure out that playing the blues was part of what I was born to do. It just wasn’t part of my life plan when I started out. . The only thing I played when I was growing up was the radio and baseball.”
The Badman has come a long way in a short time. Instead of being a guy who grew up playing the guitar, Keith studied journalism and was a successful newspaper executive and columnist. He became a convert and an apostle for the blues after attending a concert by the legendary Luther Allison and decided on the spot that he wanted to become a bluesman.
“I was awful for a long time, but too stubborn to give up,” he said. “One day someone said I was starting to sound decent and I should put a band together and put out a CD.”
The rest, as the cliché goes, is history.
A native of Detroit, Keith recently released his fourth CD, Bluesmen Are Kings. He has been nominated for five Detroit Music Awards and was won the Outstanding Blues Songwriter award. He has represented Detroit as the city’s top blues band at the International Blues Challenge and even played for Morgan Freeman, a big blues fan, at the actor’s former blues club, Ground Zero blues club in Memphis.
.VIDEOS ON YOU TUBE FROM LUTHER BADMAN KEITH
•TALKING OLD BLUESMEN
•THUNDER IN MY BLUES
-CREAM IN YOUR COFFEE
•SEVEN DAYS INTO THE BLUES
MAIL ORDERS OF THE NEW CD BLUESMEN ARE KINGS CAN BE MADE BY SENDING
A CHECK FOR $15 PAYABLE TO:BMB RECORDS
19521 BURLINGTON, DETROIT, MI. 48203.
Booking Info: 313-407-6772
~~NEW VIDEO AND SONG FROM LUTHER BADMAN KEITH! MUDDY WATER BLUES: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nzPrkPLJ9Y&feature=youtu.be